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The Underground Railroad von Still, William (eBook)

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 27.08.2016
  • Verlag: anboco
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The Underground Railroad

Like millions of my race, my mother and father were born slaves, but were not contented to live and die so. My father purchased himself in early manhood by hard toil. Mother saw no way for herself and children to escape the horrors of bondage but by flight. Bravely, with her four little ones, with firm faith in God and an ardent desire to be free, she forsook the prison-house, and succeeded, through the aid of my father, to reach a free State. Here life had to be begun anew. The old familiar slave names had to be changed, and others, for prudential reasons, had to be found. This was not hard work. However, hardly months had passed ere the keen scent of the slave-hunters had trailed them to where they had fancied themselves secure. In those days all power was in the hands of the oppressor, and the capture of a slave mother and her children was attended with no great difficulty other than the crushing of freedom in the breast of the victims. Without judge or jury, all were hurried back to wear the yoke again. But back this mother was resolved never to stay. She only wanted another opportunity to again strike for freedom. In a few months after being carried back, with only two of her little ones, she took her heart in her hand and her babes in her arms, and this trial was a success. Freedom was gained, although not without the sad loss of her two older children, whom she had to leave behind. Mother and father were again reunited in freedom, while two of their little boys were in slavery. What to do for them other than weep and pray, were questions unanswerable. For over forty years the mother's heart never knew what it was to be free from anxiety about her lost boys. But no tidings came in answer to her many prayers, until one of them, to the great astonishment of his relatives, turned up in Philadelphia, nearly fifty years of age, seeking his long-lost parents.

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    Format: ePUB
    Kopierschutz: watermark
    Seitenzahl: 500
    Erscheinungsdatum: 27.08.2016
    Sprache: Englisch
    ISBN: 9783736410909
    Verlag: anboco
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The Underground Railroad

PASSENGERS FROM NORTH CAROLINA. [BY SCHOONER.]
THOMAS CLINTON, SAUNEY PRY AND BENJAMIN DUCKET. PASSED OVER THE U.G.R.R., IN THE FALL OF 1856.
ARRIVALS IN APRIL, 1856.

CHARLES HALL, JAMES JOHNSON, CHARLES CARTER, GEORGE, AND JOHN LOGAN, JAMES HENRY WATSON, ZEBULON GREEN, LEWIS, AND PETER BURRELL, WILLIAM WILLIAMS, AND HIS WIFE-HARRIET TUBMAN, WITH FOUR PASSENGERS.
FIVE FROM GEORGETOWN CROSS ROADS. MOTHER AND CHILD FROM NORFOLK, VA., ETC.
PASSENGERS FROM MARYLAND, 1857. WILLIAM HENRY MOODY, BELINDA BIVANS, ETC.
ARRIVAL FROM MARYLAND.
ARRIVAL FROM WASHINGTON, D.C., etc., 1857. GEORGE CARROLL, RANDOLPH BRANSON, JOHN CLAGART, AND WILLIAM ROYAN.
ARRIVAL FROM UNIONVILLE, 1857. ISRAEL TODD, AND BAZIL ALDRIDGE.
ARRIVAL FROM MARYLAND, 1857. ORDEE LEE, AND RICHARD J. BOOCE.
ARRIVAL FROM CAMBRIDGE, 1857.

"THE MOTHER OF TWELVE CHILDREN." OLD JANE DAVIS-FLED TO ESCAPE THE AUCTION-BLOCK.
BENJAMIN ROSS, AND HIS WIFE HARRIET. FLED FROM CAROLINE COUNTY, EASTERN SHORE OF MARYLAND, JUNE, 1857.
ARRIVAL FROM VIRGINIA, 1857. WILLIAM JACKSON.
ARRIVAL FROM DELAWARE, 1857. JOHN WRIGHT AND WIFE, ELIZABETH ANN, AND CHARLES CONNOR.

THE WIFE'S STATEMENT
ARRIVAL FROM ALEXANDRIA, 1857. OSCAR D. BALL, AND MONTGOMERY GRAHAM.
THE ACTING COMMITTEE
ARRIVAL FROM UNIONVILLE, 1857. CAROLINE ALDRIDGE AND JOHN WOOD.
ARRIVAL FROM NEW ORLEANS, 1857. JAMES CONNER, SHOT IN DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE BODY.

ANOTHER SLAVE HUNT IN PHILADELPHIA.
ARRIVAL FROM WASHINGTON, D.C. HARRISON CARY.
ARRIVAL FROM VIRGINIA, 1857. JOE ELLIS.
ARRIVAL FROM MARYLAND. CHRISTOPHER GREEN AND WIFE, ANN MARIA, AND SON NATHAN.
ARRIVAL FROM GEORGETOWN CROSS-ROADS, 1857. LEEDS WRIGHT AND ABRAM TILISON.
ARRIVAL FROM ALEXANDRIA. WILLIAM TRIPLETT AND THOMAS HARPER.
ARRIVAL FROM MARYLAND. HARRY WISE.
ARRIVAL FROM NORFOLK, VA. ABRAM WOODERS.
ARRIVAL FROM WASHINGTON, D.C. GEORGE JOHNSON, THOMAS AND ADAM SMITH.
FOUR ABLE-BODIED "ARTICLES" IN ONE ARRIVAL, 1857. EDWARD, AND JOSEPH HAINES, THOMAS HARRIS, AND JAMES SHELDON.
ARRIVAL FROM ARLINGTON, MD. 1857. JOHN ALEXANDER BUTLER, WILLIAM HENRY HIPKINS, JOHN HENRY MOORE AND GEORGE HILL.
FIVE PASSENGERS, 1857. ELIZA JANE JOHNSON, HARRIET STEWART, AND HER DAUGHTER MARY ELIZA, WILLIAM COLE, AND HANSON HALL.
ARRIVAL FROM HOWARD CO., MD., 1857. BILL COLE AND HANSON.
ARRIVAL FROM PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MD. "JIM BELLE."
ARRIVAL FROM RAPPAHANNOCK COUNTY, 1857. PASCAL QUANTENCE.
ARRIVAL FROM NORTH CAROLINA, 1857. HARRY GRIMES, GEORGE UPSHER, AND EDWARD LEWIS.

EDWARD LEWIS.
ALFRED HOLLON, GEORGE AND CHARLES N. RODGERS.
ARRIVAL FROM KENT COUNTY, 1857. SAMUEL BENTON, JOHN ALEXANDER, JAMES HENRY, AND SAMUEL TURNER.
ARRIVAL FROM BALTIMORE COUNTY, 1857. ELIZABETH WILLIAMS.
MARY COOPER AND MOSES ARMSTEAD, 1857.
ARRIVAL FROM NEAR WASHINGTON, D.C. JOHN JOHNSON AND LAWRENCE THORNTON.
HON. L. McLANE'S PROPERTY, SOON AFTER HIS DEATH, TRAVELS viâ THE UNDERGROUND RAIL ROAD.-WILLIAM KNIGHT, ESQ., LOSES A SUPERIOR "ARTICLE." JIM SCOTT, TOM PENNINGTON, SAM SCOTT, BILL SCOTT, ABE BACON, AND JACK WELLS.
ARRIVAL FROM HARFORD CO., 1857. JOHN MYERS.
ARRIVAL FROM MARYLAND, 1857. WILLIAM LEE, SUSAN JANE BOILE AND AMARIAN LUCRETIA RISTER.
ARRIVAL FROM NORFOLK, VA. 1857. WILLIAM CARNEY AND ANDREW ALLEN.

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